Federal University, Dutsin-ma

Katsina state, Nigeria

Courses: 2nd Year 1st sem., B.Sc. Political Science

  1. GST211: History and Philosophy of Science

    (2 credit units)

    Man - his origin and nature, Man and his cosmic environment, Scientific methodology, Science and technology in the society and service of man, Renewable and non-renewable resources-man and his energy resources, Environmental effects of chemical plastics, Textiles, Wastes and other material, Chemical and radiochemical hazards Introduction to the various areas of science and technology, Elements of environmental studies.

  2. GST221: Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution

    (2 credit units)

    Basic concepts in peace studies and conflict resolution, peace as vehicle of unity and development, conflict issues, types of conflict, e.g. ethnic/religious/political/economic conflicts, root causes of conflicts and violence in Africa, indigene/settler phenomenon, peace building, management of conflict and security, elements of peace studies and conflict resolution, developing a culture of peace, peace mediation and peace-keeping, alternative dispute resolution (ADR). Dialogue/arbitration in conflict resolutions, role of international organizations in conflict resolution, e.g. ECOWAS, African Union, United Nations, etc.

  3. POL211: Nigerian Government and Politics

    (3 credit units)

    The course is concerned with the nature of governance and politics in Nigeria before independence; the pre-colonial institutions in Nigeria: centralized and decentralized societies. It traces the origin and evolution of the Nigerian state, the direct and indirect rule patterns of the British style of colonialism and its implications. It also treats the Nationalist activities in Nigeria and the formation of pre-colonial political parties. The Western Election Crisis, the outcome of the 1959 electioneering and General Elections.

  4. POL221: Introduction to Political Analysis

    (2 credit units)

    The course surveys political systems and highlights principal components of politics like power, influence authority, legitimacy, among others. It also hints on regime types and political structures, representation, political participation and political culture.

  5. POL231: Introduction to Public Administration

    (3 credit units)

    This course focuses on the definitions, ecology of public administration, scope, nature, principles, rationale and approaches to the study of Public Administration. Concentration would also be on decision-making, resource management in an organization, bureaucratic goals, and delegation of power, administrative audit and control element.

  6. POL241: Introduction to Comparative Politics

    (2 credit units)

    The course examines the meanings, nature, importance and problems of Comparative Politics. The approaches and methods/logic of studying comparative politics for example single country approach, multi-country approaches are to be considered.

  7. POL251: Political Ideas

    (2 credit units)

    The course considers major ideas in organizing government over the ages. Topical issues would be on Monarchism, Liberalism, Democracy, Totalitarianism, Socialism, Communism, and Fascism among others. Particular emphasis would be on their origins as well as mode of application to the contemporary political system.

  8. POL261: Introduction to Statistics for Political Science I

    (2 credit units)

    The students are introduced to the nature of statistical methods, frequency distribution: measures of central tendencies- mode mean etc. measures of dispersion range, variance, and standard deviation. The student is also taken through Elementary probability theory, binomials, normal and Poisson distributions.

  9. SOC241: Sociology of Religion

    (2 credit units)

    The course examines religion as a social and spiritual phenomenon. The focus is on the function of religious institutions in society, the relationship between religion and society, the rise of new religious movements and reform movements; religious leaders, and leadership, religious groups in Nigeria as well as religion and social change.

  10. SOC261: Nigerian Social Structure

    (2 credit units)

    The course introduces students to the nature, evolution and transformation of Nigerias social structure and its implications for a proper understanding of contemporary socio-economic and political issues in the country.

  11. SOC251: Sociology of the Family

    (2 credit units)

    The course involves a cross-cultural examination of how procreation for society is organized through the institutional mechanisms of marriage, family and kinship descent systems. The course also examines the impact of socio-economic pressures arising from industrialization, urbanization, and education etc on the dynamics of the contemporary family.

  12. HIS231: Africa and European Imperialism

    (3 credit units)

    The course will examine the internal and external factors and developments which created the setting both in Europe and Africa for European imperialism. It will

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